High Fire Danger In Parts Of The Southwest U.S. On Thursday

Strong winds and very low humidity will create dangerous fire weather conditions in parts of the Desert Southwest and southern High Plains on Thursday. Any fires that ignite tomorrow could rapidly grow out of control in this region. Fire Weather Watches and Red Flag Warnings are in effect for these areas.
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Last Update: 811 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

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Melbourne, FL Local Forecast Office

9NM E St. Lucie Inlet FL

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY

Synopsis: A FRESH TO STRONG SOUTHWESTERLY BREEZE WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATION THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON AS A LATE SEASON FRONTAL BOUNDARY APPROACHES CENTRAL FLORIDA. SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS STORMS WILL MOVE OFFSHORE THROUGH THURSDAY, AND WILL BE CAPABLE OF GENERATING STRONG WIND GUSTS. WINDS AND SEAS WILL DIMINISH BY FRIDAY WITH FAVORABLE BOATING CONDITIONS EXPECTED INTO THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KNOTS LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO GALE FORCE. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM BASED ON THE REAL TIME OCEAN FORECAST SYSTEM AS OF MONDAY MAY 22ND.

45 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PONCE INLET. 33 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PORT CANAVERAL. 26 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SEBASTIAN INLET. 17 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF FORT PIERCE INLET. 10 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SAINT LUCIE INLET.

Tonight
Southwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with a dominant period 5 seconds. Rough on the intracoastal waters. showers likely in the evening. Slight chance of thunderstorms. chance of showers after midnight.
Thursday
West winds 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with a dominant period 4 seconds. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 6 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers in the evening.
Friday
Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.
Friday Night
East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters.
Saturday
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters.
Saturday Night
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Sunday
South winds 5 knots becoming southeast 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Sunday Night
South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Monday
South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 811 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017
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